BC Hydro is reporting that just over 300 customers are without power in a South Surrey neighbourhood due to a tree across wires. (www.bchydro.com screenshot)

UPDATED: Power restored after downed tree takes out wires in South Surrey neighbourhood

BC Hydro says just over 300 Surrey customers were affected

UPDATE: Power was restored just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to bchydro.com

A downed tree has knocked out power to more than 300 South Surrey customers.

According to BC Hydro, the affected area is in the Grandview Heights area; bounded by 20 Avenue on the south, 24 Avenue to the north, 169 Street on the east and 164 Street on the west.

The damaging incident occurred just before 2 p.m., the website notes, adding that crews are expected to arrive in the area by 3:30 p.m.

The outage is one of “a number” in the Lower Mainland/Sunshine Coast attributed to today’s windstorm.

READ MORE: Wind gusts up to 90 km/h on way to Lower Mainland

Environment Canada issued a weather statement Tuesday warning that gusts of up to 90 km/h were expected in the Lower Mainland today. The storm is forecast to ease by tonight.

A statement on BC Hydro’s website notes that “any fallen or damaged power line should be considered an emergency.”

“Stay at least 10 metres back and call 9-1-1 immediately.”

For a full list of outages, visit www.bchydro.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police’s role in Barnston Island still needs ‘to be looked at’

Surrey RCMP polices unincorporated island a short ferry ride across Parson’s Channel

Surrey looking into reducing residential speed limits

Surrey city council on Feb. 24 approved five ‘key pillars’ of a Surrey Transportation Plan

Lord Tweedsmuir cheers its way to top ten finish

Cloverdale school placed ninth at cheerleading competition in Florida

‘We have to triage’: Surrey teachers stage ‘walk-in’ to support public education

Teachers raising awareness after more than one year at the bargaining table

Surrey teacher wins provincial award for his work teaching art to students

Clayton Heights teacher Dennis Memmott recognized with award granted by his fellow art teachers

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Dragon boating changes lives for Spirit Abreast paddlers

The Cultus Lake based team is looking to fill a boat with breast cancer survivors and supporters.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Most Read